Diane Peressini is the Executive Director, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting at the Office of the Comptroller General within the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS). Since joining TBS in 2003 she has been involved in a number of files providing advice to central agencies and federal departments about the impact of government initiatives on the government’s financial statements. She also worked on financial management transformation and as Director, Financial Policy and Internal Control at the RCMP.
Diane has a keen interest in public sector accounting standards. She has been on the Assets and Public Private Partnership Task Forces of the Public Sector Accounting Board. She has also developed and delivered various training sessions on Public Sector Accounting Standards, including the CPA Canada In-depth PSAB Course, the annual CPA Canada Public Sector Conference, Financial Management Institute professional development days, and financial literacy sessions for Departmental Audit Committee members.
Prior to joining TBS, Diane was a senior audit manager at a national accounting firm. She is a fellow chartered professional accountant and has a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.